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From Afrobeats to Amapiano: How Music is Uplifting African Fashion
The Afrobeats genre is experiencing explosive growth across music streaming platforms. Streaming of Afrobeats has increased by 283% since 2019 according to Spotify. The US, UK, Nigeria, France, and the Netherlands are the top five markets for Afrobeats, and big-name international artists like Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber are collaborating with Afrobeats musicians. African artists are becoming a reference point globally and smaller African brands are gaining exposure through dressing Afrobeats artists. The trend is similar to K-pop, and brands see these artists as a way to reach new audiences. Brands need to target African and diasporic consumers with well-targeted campaigns. Music has always been a pillar for Daily Paper, a streetwear brand based in Amsterdam that pays homage to its cultural background through music collaborations. Check it out on Vogue
SA, Nigeria make Mother Africa Proud with Big 2023 Grammy Wins
South Africa and Nigeria are beaming with pride as their beloved musicians, Zakes Bantwini, Wouter Kellerman, Noncebo Zikode and Tems, brought home top honours at the 2023 Grammy Awards. Bantwini, Zikode and Kellerman won for "Best Global Music Performance" for their collaboration on ‘Bayethe,’ while Tems earned her first Grammy for "Best Melodic Rap Performance" on Future’s single "Wait For U." Tems is the first non-mixed Nigerian female musician to win the award and the first Nigerian and female African artist to win "Best International Act" at the 2022 BET Awards. Tems, who rose to international stardom after her feature on Wizkid’s song "Essence," is an inspiration to young girls and women globally. Check it out on NowInSA
Iyanu, The New Nigerian Superhero Animated Series, Coming to Cartoon Network
Get ready for an exciting adventure! HBO Max and Cartoon Network have partnered up to bring you "Iyanu: Child of Wonder", a 2D animated series based on a popular graphic novel. The show takes place in the magical kingdom of Yorubaland and follows Iyanu, a teenage orphan with divine powers, as she joins forces with two other teenagers to uncover the truth about the evil lurking in her homeland. With an African female hero at the centre, "Iyanu" is a unique take on the superhero genre, blending fantasy and African mythology. The show is produced by Lion Forge Animation and will be available on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Get ready to be transported to an exciting world of magic, adventure and lore. Check it out on Native Mag
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